Missionary Methods:(EMS21)

Research, Reflections, and Realities
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One hundred years ago Roland Allen authored his landmark study Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? The 2012 annual conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society celebrated this centennial by addressing this ever relevant topic. The present volume brings to readers insights from that conference examining the theological foundations, historical precedence, and practical challenges regarding missionary methods. Missiologists, missionary practitioners, and strategic leaders alike will benefit from these essays, which give fresh perspective on methods for fulfilling the Great Commission in our day.

  • ISBN: 9780878080434
  • Pages: 256
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2013
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

Introduction: Methodological Stewardship: Always Evaluating, Always Adjusting
J. D. Payne

PART I – Biblical Understandings of Missionary Methods
1 Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s, St. Roland’s, or Ours?
Robert L. Gallagher
2 Roland Allen’s Understanding of the Spirit’s Centrality in Mission
Rob S. Hughes
3 Reassessing John Stott’s, David Hesselgrave’s, and Andreas Köstenberger’s Views of the Incarnational Model
John Cheong

PART II – Praxis and Case Studies of Missionary Methods
4 From Roland Allen to Rick Warren: Sources of Inspiration Guiding North American Evangelical Missions Methodology 1912–2012
Gary R. Corwin
5 A Prolegomena to Contextualized Preaching Concerning the Wrath of God and the Judgment of Man: What Did Roland Allen Know that We Sometimes Forget and at Other Times Never Learn?
David J. Hesselgrave
6 The Rise of Orality in Modern Missions Practice
Anthony Casey
7 Missionaries in Our Own Backyard: The Canadian Context
Joel Thiessen
8 Islands of the Gods: Productive and Unproductive Missionary Methods in Animistic Societies—Roland Allen’s Examination of Saint Paul’s Use of Miracles
Robert H. Bennett
9 Leaders Reproducing Churches: Research from Japan
John W. Mehn
10 Paul’s or Theirs?—A Case Analysis of Missionary Methods among Muslims of the Philippines
Mark S. Williams

Conclusions: Missionary Methods: The Questions that Still Dog Us
Craig Ott
General Index
Scripture Index


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